Zuken Improves Digital Twin Creation

E3.series 2022 delivers enhancements for 3D data visualization.

E3.series 2022 delivers enhancements for 3D data visualization.

3D visualization of a cabinet in E3.series 2022. Image courtesy of Zuken.


Zuken has released E3.series 2022, introducing enhancements to enable design teams to create digital twins with functional and manufacturing details captured in a single cutting-edge tool suite. The enhancements to E3.series 2022 cover all areas of electrical design through to the manufacturing process, including: wire routing, data visualization, design rule checks, change management and much more. 
 
“Due to the unprecedented labor and supply chain challenges, there’s never been a greater need for a digital twin to drive the next generation of automated assembly and manufacturing process. The latest enhancements in cabinet design, 3D Visualization, cabling, and wire harness detailing are helping E3.series users get closer to a true digital twin, accelerating the adoption of smart manufacturing,” comments Paul Harvell, product director of E3.series, Zuken USA.
 
The latest release of E3.series includes more than 50 new features, enhancements and tools to improve productivity. Cabinet design enhancements aim to improve the 3D visualization of parts and wires to simplify the assembly process. The cable and wire harness enhancements target improving design reuse and capturing additional manufacturing details. 

Localized 3D Visualization 

E3.series 2022 introduces 3D visualization options to view individual sections of a cabinet in 3D. The individual sheet 3D option is in addition to the visualization of all the cabinets in a project together. Designers can design in 2D and get the result in 3D.

Enhanced Wire Harness Diameter Calculations 

E3.series can accurately calculate the outer diameter of sections or bundles of a wire harness. In the 2022 release, enhancements include an update to the packing algorithm, reducing calculation time. Designers can now report the diameters of various segments in a wire harness using an up-to-date display text without affecting the application performance. 

Assign Subcircuits to Any Component 

E3.series simplifies design modularization with easy-to-use design reuse options, the company reports. E3.series 2022 enhances the design reuse process providing the ability to assign subcircuits to any component. Designers can now choose between placing standardized design or symbols attached to a component.  

Digital-first Workflow

E3.series is an electrical design solution for cabinet, cable, wire harness, fluid and power distribution design across all product categories. It enables multiple designers to work on a project, automatically keeping data in sync with the help of its object-oriented design and intelligent central parts library.

The tool suite also helps users eliminate errors and omissions with active and passive design rule checks. E3.series bridges the gap between automated assembly and manufacturing processes to allow a digital-first workflow from design to manufacturing, helping users get closer to a true digital twin. E3.series is available now in North America and Europe.

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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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